More from the "Are you kidding?" Hall o' Fame

Miz Paula Deen has most definitely gone off her rocker. How else could one explain her recipe for "Fried Butter Balls," which consists of breaded butter and cream cheese balls?

(I didn't make these, though I should. Perhaps I'll save it for April Fools' Day. I just thought this was too great not to share. That is all.)


Note: Sorry the recipe posts have been a little on the sparse side lately. They'll be back soon! The holiday season IS fast approaching after all... I can smell the turkey and gingerbread cookies already.

Paula's Fried Butter Balls


  • 2 sticks butter
  • 2 ounces cream cheese
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • Peanut oil, for frying


Cream the butter, cream cheese, salt and pepper together with an electric mixer until smooth. Using a very small ice cream scoop, or melon baller, form 1-inch balls of butter mixture and arrange them on a parchment or waxed paper lined sheet pan. Freeze until solid. Coat the frozen balls in flour, egg, and then bread crumbs and freeze again until solid.

When ready to fry, preheat oil in a deep-fryer to 350 degrees F.

Fry balls for 10 to 15 seconds until just light golden. Drain on paper towels before serving.

Image and recipe from Paula's Party at foodnetwork.com